Mauricio Pochettino, head coach of PSG, has responded to a question about how Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski’s injury would impact the balance of strength in the Champions League quarter-final pairing.
Pochettino told Le Parisien, “Let me give you an example. Harry Kane was hospitalized in the first half of Tottenham’s Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City in 2019. We played about an hour of the first game and the whole second game without him. And, like Lewandowski at Bayern, he was our star striker. And we moved on.
Bayern is more than just Lewandowski because he is an excellent player. The squad is Bayern’s real asset. This club is extremely powerful.”
The 32-year-old forward was injured during a match for Poland in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and will miss both Champions League quarter-finals against PSG.
This season, Lewandowski has 35 goals in 25 Bundesliga games.